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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

660th post: Video+ Review Honda Beat 660

In this post entry, I'm blogging about the Honda Beat 660 Kei-Roadster.  This happens to be my 660th post, so I dedicate this post to this "Micro NSX" (it's Nickname).  According to many, this kei-car was the FINAL Honda Approved for production by the Late Soichiro Honda in 1991.

The total number of cars produced was around 33,600. Most of the production (around two-thirds) occurred in the first year, and then production and sales fell drastically. The design of the car originated from Pininfarina, who then sold the design plan to Honda. The Beat was one of many cars designed to take advantage of Japan's tax-efficient kei car class.

It's powered by 656cc SOHC 3cyl 12v.  The 656 cc (40.0 cu in) engine was modified with the MTREC (Multi Throttle Responsive Engine Control) system, with individual throttle bodies for each of the three cylinders, to produce 64 PS (63 bhp) at 8100 rpm, (I can't seem to find the torque figures, anyone can help?)  with an electronically limited top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). Only 5 speed manual transmission was available.

In Malaysia, this is a Very rare car as Kah Motor DID NOT import this car officially.  In Mudah, there's 1 unit 1994 silver for sale at RM48,000 on 1 March 2012 (screenshot below).

 3 months back, the same car, 1996 model sold for RM55,000 in Carlist.  It's so rare that it's Buyer's market.

I, Jeff Lim, spotted a unit back in November 2011 in Petaling Jaya.  A Red one.  Here's the photos: ENJOY:
ABOVE: Redline 8500rpm, Top speed electronically limited to 140km/h.

OTHER PHOTOS (Not taken by me):



VIDEO 2: Honda Beat Manual...


VIDEO 3: Meet the Beat 2010 MEET THE BEAT 2010 parade challenge Guinness record

In the event of MEET THE BEAT was held at Twin Ring Motegi in May 2010, Guinness World Record challenge of the parade run by the largest number of Honda cars have been made.

Mr. Ishikawa under the presence of Guinness World Records certified employee, beat of 569 units will parade two miles of the provisions, has been certified to the Guinness record beautifully.

VIDEO 4: Engine sound and 0-60mph (12 seconds). Check out the REDLINE.

Coincidentally, this car's also starred in GRAN TURISMO 2, PSP, 4 and recently 5.  Here's some screenshot photos:



2) Whatcar UK Comparo of Honda Beat and Suzuki Cappuchino


THAT'S ALL FOLKS, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  

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